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Donald Trelford (born 9 November 1937) is a British journalist and academic, who was editor of The Observer newspaper from 1975 to 1993. He was also a director of The Observer from 1975 to 1993 and Chief Executive from 1992 to 1993.
Trelford was a member of the Council of the Advertising Standards Authority until 2008 and Chairman of the London Press Club. He was also a member of the Newspaper Panel of the Competition Commission from 2001-7.
He is a regular broadcaster and has published books on snooker and cricket and co-authored (with Daniel King) a book on the 1993 Times World Chess Championship in London between Nigel Short and Garry Kasparov.
He was educated at Bablake School, Coventry and was School Captain from 1955 to 1956.
Trelford has had three marriages. He has three children from his first marriage (the first Sally was born in 1965), a fourth from his second marriage and fathered a fifth with his third wife Clair, (a former TV presenter who he married in 2001) in 2011 at the age of 73 and a sixth in 2014 at the age of 76. He lives in England and Majorca. 
|Deputy Editor of The Observer
1969 - 1975
|Editor of The Observer
1975 - 1993
- "Donald Trelford on journalism’s state of health". University of Sheffield. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
- "New ASA Council members appointed". ASA. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
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